Short Answers of Stylistics

What is formal style? Discuss.

Formal style is a style of language use for the purpose of uniformity. It is less personal than informal style and it is used for professional and academic purposes like formal letters or documents used in different professions, format of assignments and thesis and formal style of hosting on the stage.

What is the main purpose of a literary text?

Literary text can move the mind and heart. The main purpose of literary text is different according to different critics, according to Romantic critics the main purpose of literary text is aesthetic pleasure and entertainment, according to Classical critics the main purpose of literary text is reformation of society and culture.

Differentiate between Alliteration and Consonance as the elements of musicality.

Alliteration is the repetition of similar initial consonant sound in word, phrase or line of poetry whereas consonance is repetition of similar final consonant sounds in a phrase or line of poetry.

How cohesion is created in a literary text? Give examples.

Cohesion is logical connection between words, sentences and paragraphs that text becomes integrated whole. The use of transition words, pronouns, repetitive structures and contrast makes the literary text coherent. For example words or phrases are connected with grammatical and lexical relations and sentences with and, then, after— etc. Paragraphs with initial, final, first, last, following, preceding— etc.

Continue reading “Short Answers of Stylistics”

Different kinds of meter used in poetry

Iambic

One Unstressed/unaccented syllable followed by one stressed/accented syllable is called iambic. (x, -)

Example: the gun, that time, behold etc.

Trochaic

One Stressed/accented syllable followed by one unstressed/unaccented syllable is called Trochaic. (-, x)

Example: deadline, numbers, tell me etc.

Anapestic

Two unstressed/unaccented syllables followed by one stressed/accented syllable are called Anapestic. (x, x, -)

Example: of a voice, of the world etc.

Dactylic

One stressed/accented syllable followed by two unstressed/unaccented syllables is called Dactylic. (-, -, x)

Example: murmuring, just for a etc.

Spondaic

Spondaic consists of two stressed/accented syllables. (-,-)

Example: true blue, heartbreak etc.
Continue reading “Different kinds of meter used in poetry”

Musical Devices used in poetry

Musical devices used in poetry to create musical effect.There are many musical devices used in poetry some of them as follow:

Alliteration

The repetition of initial consonant sounds of words close togather in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Alliteration‘. Examples:

  • Dark drop
  • Tip top
  • Breeze blue
  • Cold coffee

Consonance

The repetition of final consonant sounds of words close togather in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Consonance‘. Examples:

  • Tip top
  • Cool school
  • Late straight gate
  • Boy joy
  • Twinkle little

Assonance

 

The repetition of similar vowel sounds in words close togather, in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Assonance‘. Examples:

  • Twinkle twinkle little
  • Pumps buckets
  • Fungus bucket plummeted
  • Drop moss
  • Hovered bottom
  • Rope so no
  • In brickyard rich
  • Spring is dignity
  • Rhyme myself

Continue reading “Musical Devices used in poetry”